Barbara A. Hyde
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Kari Urdahl, 98, a longtime resident of Aberdeen, died at Sunrise Adult Family Home in Olympia on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Kari was born in Vaaler, Norway, Sept. 9, 1916, the daughter of Karl and Gunda (Knashaug) Dellerud. She graduated from the school system in Vaaler and on Nov. 28, 1942, she married Sigurd Urdahl there.
David Harold “Shilib” James Sr., 77 years of age and a longtime Taholah, Wash., area resident, died on Friday, March 27, 2015, at Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center in Montesano, Wash. He was born on Feb. 28, 1938, in Browning, Mont., to Elmer Cleveland “David” and Clara (Bremner) James. When he was a small child he was baptized in an area Catholic Church.
Margaret Jennie Wick, 89, of Elma, Wash., passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015, at Willapa Harbor Rehab in Raymond. Margaret was born in Aberdeen on Nov. 2, 1925, to Basil and Iva (Achey) Harrell. Margaret is survived by her children, David Wick of Los Angeles, Diane Wilson of St. Louis and Raymond Wick of Kent Island, Md.; four grandchildren, her sister Vi Hillberg and her beloved cat PJ. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Iver; her infant son Robi, three sisters and a brother. Margaret lived at Copalis Beach for over 40 years and worked as an O.B. nurse at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, a career she truly enjoyed. Margaret was an avid reader and loved to travel; her “trip of a lifetime” was to Japan. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please send donations to northbeachpaws.org or NB Paws, PO Box 962, Ocean Shores, WA 98569.
Don was born Dec. 16, 1931, in Forks, Wash. to Walter and Hattie Mason, and died at home in his sleep on March 21, 2015, at age 83. Don was nick named “Tuffie” by neighbors when first moving to Forks at age 5. Don was aggressive and outstanding in football and basketball while attending Forks High School, graduating in 1950 as student body president.
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Timothy Allen Paul passed away on March 16, 2015, in Seattle, Wash. He was born on Nov. 1, 1961, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Kenneth and Louise Paul.
Lifetime resident of Aberdeen, Kathleen Jo Kovach, died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, Aberdeen, Saturday, March 21, 2015. Kathleen was born in Aberdeen, Nov. 16, 1945, the daughter of Joseph and Kathryn (Childs) Vessey. She graduated from Weatherwax High School in Aberdeen in 1964.
Laura Anne McVicker, a longtime Aberdeen resident, died on March 23, 2015, at Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center in Montesano, Wash.
Fern V. Ledford Green was born to parents Ewell Venable and Cora P. (McCamment) Ledford Dec. 19, 1922, at Cougar, Wash., on a homestead. Fern was delivered by her father while he was on furlough from the Army at Vancouver Barracks, Wash.
Judy Hawley Smith was born in Tacoma, Wash. on Sept. 25, 1939, to Orville and Chela Wiley. On Sunday, March 8, 2015, she passed away peacefully at home and went to hold her grandson Cole Kuzaro, who preceded her in death. She grew up in Aberdeen, Wash. with her two sisters Diane Patton and Joyce Bogdon, and brother Orville Wiley. She graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1957. She had a long and successful career as the purchasing agent for the Auburn School District and retired at the age of 55. She took great pride in her flower gardens and was fiercely creative and meticulous about her crafts, which included woodworking, painting, ceramics and numerous other innovative hobbies. Her current passion was being Nana for her grandson Drew Kuzaro. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Melina and Cory Kuzaro. She raised her daughter with the motto to be courageous and to know she could accomplish whatever she set her mind out to do. She will be greatly missed. A life remembrance for Judy will be held on March 29th at 11 a.m. at her daughter’s home.
Longtime Grays Harbor resident, Vernon D. Fox passed away March 18, 2015 at Providence St. Peter Hospital, following a short illness. He was born on May 10, 1927 in Pacific Grove, Calif. to Frank and Lois Fox.
Lela “Fern”Hendricks, 92, passed away on March 3, 2015. The youngest of 11 children, born and raised in Louisiana, Mo., she spent most of her life in Grays Harbor County in Montesano, Aberdeen and Ocean Shores. She was a member of Aberdeen Eagles and REAC and Olympia VFW Auxiliary. She is survived by three daughters and one stepson: Sharon Johnson of Edmonds, Wash., Kathy Fisher of Prior Lake, Minn., Sandy Lynn of Marysville, Wash. and John Hendricks of Beaverton, Ore. She also had six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Caroline Marie Forsman passed away peacefully in her sleep March 19, 2015, at St. Peters Hospital in Olympia.